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Apple bans over 250 apps that secretly accessed users’ personal info

Apple today removed more than 250 apps from its App Store that were using software from a Chinese advertising company that secretly accessed and stored users' personal information. The firm, called Youmi, provided app makers with a software development kit that would glean which apps a user had …

Apps

Getting Ready to Move to Mars

Scientists are hard at work preparing to create humanity’s second home.<p>One day, when earth is destroyed by war or rising seas or a wayward asteroid, humanity will be extinguished—and along with it reality television, baseball stadiums, and thousands of recipes for guacamole, with and without …

Space Exploration

Boom in gene-editing studies amid ethics debate over its use

WASHINGTON (AP) — The hottest tool in biology has scientists using words like revolutionary as they describe the long-term potential: wiping out certain mosquitoes that carry malaria, treating genetic diseases like sickle cell, preventing babies from inheriting a life-threatening disorder.<p>It may …

Genetics

Self-Healing Body Technology : electrx

The ElectRx electrical prescriptions program is a new initiative being carried out by DARPA as it seeks to better understand and examine health on a …

DARPA

Nest Cam boosts its smart home game by opening up to developers

Nest announced Thursday it is opening up its Nest Cam product to developers, so it can work alongside other products in the house.<p>Nest Cam, a sleek, …

Microsoft Corporation Soon To Launch Surface Phone By October

This is the best time for microsoft to make it better. It’s fair to say that Microsoft Corporation needs to come up with something truly …

No phone signal in a disaster? Solar network 'in a box' to the rescue | Reuters

LAHORE, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistani researchers have developed a portable, solar-powered mobile phone network for use in disasters like floods and earthquakes when regular communications are often disrupted.<p>A flood victim speaks on a mobile phone as he lies on a bed beside a …

Punjab Province

Light Bends Matter, Surprising Scientists

Light can twist matter, according to a new study that observed ribbons of nanoparticles twisting in response to light.<p>Scientists knew matter can …

Chemistry

Blind computer scientist makes the impossible possible

Tammy Petersen, News24<p>Cape Town - Rynhardt Kruger’s fingers glide swiftly across the screen as he accesses his messages on his smartphone. But …

Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

App Store

How the Windows Phone Could Rise Up and Dominate | Tech Buzz

Last week marked the 20th anniversary of the launch of Windows 95. What people often forget about Windows 95 is that it not only kicked Apple's butt, …

Augmented reality is the future of design

In 1992, researcher Tom Caudell coined the term Augmented Reality (AR). It’s an experience that supplements the real world with a virtual layer of information. Until recently, AR sounded like something from a cyberpunk novel. Some sort of cyborg capability that could go the way of PDAs and laser …

Some very Good Android Arcade Games for Your Students

September 3, 2015<br>Game-based learning is becoming an important pedagogical approach in the 21st century instructional paradigm. With the rise of …

Angry Birds

Google To Make Major Mobile Announcement September 29th?

Word on the street is that Google wants to upstage Apple this month.<p>If so, Google will have its work cut out for itself as the iDevice maker is …

Mobile